What is the difference between 愛しい and 愛おしい?

If possible, can you give me some example sentences?

Thank you.


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As you can read in the following website (https://biz.trans-suite.jp/26489), both words are currently used with the same meaning. Though, いとおしい sounds more old, since it is indeed 古語 (old language), while いとしい is more 現代語 (current Japanese).

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